Premium

Tablet operating systems' market share worldwide from 2013 to 2020

Exclusive Premium statistic

Get a Premium Account for unrestrained access.
Benefits of our Premium membership:

  • Access to all Premium statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Premium Account
$49 per month*
(billed annually)
*Single license
Loading statistic...
iOSAndroidWindows
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
© Statista 2017

Show further information

Complete Source Details

AdvertisementTableau Software
 
About This Statistic

This statistic shows a forecast for the global market share held by tablet operating systems from 2013 to 2020. Android is expected to account for 61.06 percent of global tablet shipments in 2017. As of 2014, Android's most popular platform version was KitKat.


Tablet computer OS market - additional information

During the 1990s, various early versions of touch-screen display computers were launched to limited commercial success. Such devices, as the PalmPilot, the GRiDPad or the Apple Newton, were the precursors of today’s tablet computers. The launch of Apple’s iPad in April 2010 dramatically changed the market in terms of technology and consumer expectations, making tablets a mainstream product. As of 2014, an estimated 20 percent of the global population owned a tablet.

Although it was the most successful device on the tablet market when it came out, the iPad, with its own operating system, the iOS, has been losing ground in front of its competitors. As of 2015, Apple’s tablet device holds a 23.5 percent market share and has registered a slight decrease in global sales, from 26 million units in the first fiscal quarter of 2014 to 21 million units sold in its first fiscal quarter of 2015. This might be due to a sharp increase in the market size, with countless new models available to customers.

Furthermore, the iOS’ lower share on the tablet operating system market is its restriction to Apple devices alone, such as the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, requiring specifically designed apps and programs. On the other hand, iOS’ main competitor, Google’s Android, owes its success to its strong collaboration with many mobile device manufacturers and high adaptability to various types of hardware. In fact, as of the second quarter of 2015, the so called “white box” or “no name” tablet manufacturers, which use Android as their OS, were dominating the market. In 2016, Android is projected to hold more than 60 percent of the tablet OS market share and over 80 percent of new smartphones were Android-operated devices. Microsoft’s Windows mobile OS is coming in a distant third on the tablet operating system market, but its share is expected to increase in the upcoming years.

Show more
Special Functions
Download as ...
Graphic (PNG)
Excel (XLS)
PowerPoint (PPT)
PDF
Options
Settings
Print
Research Alerts
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Microsoft"

  • Company overview
  • Personal computers
  • Mobile phones & smartphones
The most important statistics
  • Tablets
The most important statistics
  • Software & licensing
  • Cloud and analytics
  • Gaming

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Operating systems

All Information
in one Presentation

Operating systems

Everything On "Operating systems" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics. 93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money

only

$588*

per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions